Just Like Jesus Devotional
February’s Daily Devotion
Just Like Jesus Devotional: A Thirty-Day Walk with the Savior by Max Lucado
4 of 5 stars
This 30-day devotion focuses on what it means to have a heart like Jesus’.
Can you think of a greater gift than to be like Jesus? Christ felt no guilt; God wants to banish yours. Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to remove yours. Jesus had no fear of death; God wants you to be fearless… He wants you to be just like Jesus.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book by Max Lucado, but it didn’t take me long to recognize his distinctly poetic narrative style. Those who are interested in really diving in, soaking up, and emotionally experiencing their daily Bible readings will enjoy Lucado’s real-life metaphors, descriptive storytelling, and heartfelt expositions on what it means to be just like Jesus. Though this book really reflects on the sanctified life of a Christian, I appreciate that the author doesn’t lose track of our motivation or who really deserves the credit for the good works that we do — that when we do act just like Jesus, its solely because of Christ Himself.
On a practical level, I liked the format of this book — taking a Bible passage per day, breaking it down in a short mini-sermon, followed by a series of questions allowing the reader to THINK about the devotion, HEAR another part of Scripture that relates, REFLECT on how it applies to his or her own life, and then SPEAK a prayer that pulls it all together.